UNIVERSITI TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN

Bachelor of Technology (Honours) in Electronic Systems

Three Year Technology Degree Programme
Accredited by MBOT

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Programme Focus

Smart devices and technologies are changing the way we live, work, and interact with one another. Technology has improved the efficiency, productivity, and functionality of almost everything, from the home to industries. The Electrical and Electronics (E&E) industry has emerged as the primary driving force behind the digital revolution. In Malaysia, the sector contributed RM80 billion to Malaysia's GDP in 2018 and created over 338,087 jobs – an additional 157,000 new jobs will be created by 2020. There is currently an urgent need to produce skilled labour in the fields of electronic engineering and technology.

The major study areas are:
Vision computing
Process control and instrumentation
Embedded Systems
Students will be able to acquire the following soft skills:
Communication Skills
Essentials of management practices
Ethical technology practices

Programme Details

Award:Bachelor of Technology (Honours) in Electronic Systems
Accreditation:Provisional Accredited - (N/523/6/0311)05/24(MQA/PSA12261)
Duration:3 years (Full-time)
Intakes:January, June, October
Total Programme Fees:

RM 47,950 (Malaysian)
RM 65,100 (International)

(updated 16th August 2023)
Medium of Instruction: English
Campus: Kampar
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology

Career Prospects




Embedded systems developers
Integrated circuits chip manufacturing
Semiconductor manufacturingMilitary and security services
Software development companiesHigher education
Automated machine vision inspection system provider

Dual Degree Programme

UTAR's collaboration with OTH Regensburg, one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Bavaria, Germany, allows graduates of the UTAR Bachelor of Technology (Honours) in Electronic Systems to continue their education and apply for the UTAR-OTH Regensburg Dual Degree Programme. 

Check out the Student Testimonial on the Dual Degree Programme.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

The UTAR Bachelor of Technology (Honours) in Electronic Systems is recognised by the following organisation.

  • STPM with Passes of Grade C in Mathematics and 1 relevant Natural Science subject

    OR

    A-Level Passes of minimum Grade D in Mathematics and 1 relevant Natural Science subject

    OR

    South Australian Matriculation (SAM) with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) 70 and Grade B in Mathematics and 1 relevant Natural Science subject

    OR

    Canadian Pre-University (CPU) with an average of 70% in Mathematics and 1 relevant Natural Science subject (and 4 other subjects including another Mathematics subject)

    OR

    Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with Grade B in 5 subjects including Mathematics and 1 relevant Natural Science subject

    OR

    Foundation in Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

    OR

    Foundation from other Institutions of Higher Learning in the relevant field

    OR

    Matriculation Certificate, Ministry of Education

    OR

    Dilpoma, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) in the relevant field

    OR

    Diploma from other Institution of Higher Learning in the relevant field

    OR

    Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government

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    Year 1
    • Digital Fundamentals
    • Electrical Machines and Power Systems
    • Electrical Technology
    • Electronic Technology
    • Embedded System
    • Fundamentals of Programming
    • Introduction to Law and Malaysian Legal System
    • Instrumentation and Control Systems
    • Mathematics for Technology I
    • MPU1*
    • National Language/Other Language
    • Project Management
    • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies
    • Technologists in Society
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    • Digital Fundamentals
    • Electrical Machines and Power Systems
    • Electrical Technology
    • Electronic Technology
    • Embedded System
    • Fundamentals of Programming
    • Introduction to Law and Malaysian Legal System
    • Instrumentation and Control Systems
    • Mathematics for Technology I
    • MPU1*
    • National Language/Other Language
    • Project Management
    • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies
    • Technologists in Society
    Year 2
    • Elective I
    • Elective II
    • Electromagnetics
    • Electronic Circuits
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Industrial Electronics
    • Mathematics for Technology II
    • Project
    • Technologists in Reliable Embedded System

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    • Elective I
    • Elective II
    • Electromagnetics
    • Electronic Circuits
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Industrial Electronics
    • Mathematics for Technology II
    • Project
    • Technologists in Reliable Embedded System

    Year 3
    • Basic Economics, Accounting and Management
    • Co-Curriculum
    • Elective III
    • English for Professionals
    • Industrial Electronics
    • Industrial Training
    • MPU1**
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    • Basic Economics, Accounting and Management
    • Co-Curriculum
    • Elective III
    • English for Professionals
    • Industrial Electronics
    • Industrial Training
    • MPU1**
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    • Electronic Communications
    • Optics and Optoelectronics
    • Process Control
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    Elective I - Choose 1 Course(s)

    • Electronic Communications
    • Optics and Optoelectronics
    • Process Control
    Elective II - Choose 1 Course(s)
    • Data Communications
    • Digital Signal Processing^
    • Image Processing^
    • LED and Display Technology
    • Semiconductor Fabrication^
    • Semiconductor Physics^
    • Virtual Instrumentation
    • ^Work-based learning
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    Elective II - Choose 1 Course(s)

    • Data Communications
    • Digital Signal Processing^
    • Image Processing^
    • LED and Display Technology
    • Semiconductor Fabrication^
    • Semiconductor Physics^
    • Virtual Instrumentation
    • ^Work-based learning
    Elective III - Choose 1 Course(s)
    • Arm Based Embedded Software and System Development
    • Artificial Intelligence^
    • Data Analytics^
    • Design of Experiments^
    • Internet of Things^
    • Optical and Wireless Communications
    • Optics in Life Science
    • PC Based Control Technology
    • Power Semiconductor Devices^
    • ^Work-based learning
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    • Arm Based Embedded Software and System Development
    • Artificial Intelligence^
    • Data Analytics^
    • Design of Experiments^
    • Internet of Things^
    • Optical and Wireless Communications
    • Optics in Life Science
    • PC Based Control Technology
    • Power Semiconductor Devices^
    • ^Work-based learning
    MPU1* - Choose 1 Course(s)
    • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students
    • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) - For Local Students
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    • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students
    • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) - For Local Students
    MPU1** - Choose 1 Course(s)
    • Hubungan Etnik - For Local Students
    • Malaysian Studies 3 - For International StudentsLED and Display Technology
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    MPU1** - Choose 1 Course(s)

    • Hubungan Etnik - For Local Students
    • Malaysian Studies 3 - For International StudentsLED and Display Technology
    National Language/Other Languages - Choose 1 Course(s)
    • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
    • Introduction to French
    • Introduction to German Language
    • Introduction to Japanese
    • Introduction to Tamil Language
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    National Language/Other Languages - Choose 1 Course(s)

    • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
    • Introduction to French
    • Introduction to German Language
    • Introduction to Japanese
    • Introduction to Tamil Language
    Co-Curriculum - Choose 1 Course(s)
    • Arts and Cultural Performance
    • Community Project
    • Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Language, Culture and Social Study Abroad
    • Leadership and Teambuilding
    • Managing Personal Finance
    • Management of Sports Activity
    • Oral Communication
    • Social Entrepreneurship Project
    • Study Soft Skills and/or Life Skills Abroad
    • Team Work and Collaborative Project
    • Work Ethics and EQ
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    • Arts and Cultural Performance
    • Community Project
    • Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Language, Culture and Social Study Abroad
    • Leadership and Teambuilding
    • Managing Personal Finance
    • Management of Sports Activity
    • Oral Communication
    • Social Entrepreneurship Project
    • Study Soft Skills and/or Life Skills Abroad
    • Team Work and Collaborative Project
    • Work Ethics and EQ
  • The Programme Objectives describe the career and professional accomplishments that the Electronic Systems programme would prepare the graduates to achieve in a few years after their graduation.
    PEO1
    To produce graduates who utilize and communicate knowledge and techniques in the synthesis, maintenance, service, sales or marketing of electronic modules/systems.
    PEO2
    To produce graduates who practise professional ethics, life-long learning, and sustainable development for the betterment of the community and society.
    PEO3
    To produce graduates who are technopreneurial and competent in working as a team towards solving electronic technology problems.
    Mapping between University's mission and PEOs
    Mission
    PEO1PEO2PEO3
    Universal values in our beliefs

    Tenacity in overcoming challenges

    Agility in facing new frontiers

    Responsibility in pursuit of excellence


    Performance indicators for each PEO
    PEOsDomainsPerformance Indicators
    PEO1Technical Competence
    1. Practicing Engineering
    2. Functional Position and / or award recognition
    3. Involvement in creative and innovative project
    PEO2Communication Skills and Leadership
    1. Executive position
    2. Recognition of communication and leadership ability
    PEO3Professional Ethics and Lifelong Learning1. Professional membership
    2. Postgraduate degree
    3. Professional / technical development

  • The Programme Outcomes refer to the attributes that students should possess at the point of their graduation. These programme outcomes are as follows:
    PO1
    Apply the knowledge of technology fundamentals to broadly-defined procedures, processes, systems and methodologies in electronic technology related problems
    PO2
    Apply appropriate tools and techniques to resolve broadly- defined problems
    PO3
    Demonstrate investigative thinking abilities to solve broadly-defined problems in electronic technology
    PO4
    Demonstrate ability to communicate and articulate ideas among technologist communities and society at large
    PO5
    Conduct social responsibility using technology practices
    PO6
    Recognise the need of the requirement of professional establishment and to employ independent continuing learning in technology advancement
    PO7
    Demonstrate awareness of management, business practices and technopreneurship in real perspective
    PO8
    Demonstrate professionalism, social and ethical awareness during the course of technology practice
    PO9Demonstrate teamwork, leadership character, mentoring skills to work efficiently in diverse teams
  • For technical enquiries on the course, please contact:

    Assistant Professor Dr. Lee Yu Jen
    E-mail: leeyj@utar.edu.my
    Tel: 05-468 8888 ext: 4481

    For general course enquiry, please contact us via our programme promotion team.